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Symptom removal: the nineteenth century experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12382381     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been said that traditional clinical hypnotists, essentially those practicing before 1900, made excessive use of symptom removal to the detriment of their patients. However, statements of this kind have never been documented. This article is based on a search of the relevant literature that examines the hypnotic methods and results of that era. One finding is that available clinical data support the claim that clinical hypnotists practicing before 1900 made considerable use of symptom removal. The data also indicate that they achieved substantial success without any detrimental effects. This information is considered relevant for the scientifically based practice of hypnosis.
Andre Weitzenhoffer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical hypnosis     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0002-9157     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Clin Hypn     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-17     Completed Date:  2002-11-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100626     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Hypn     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
History, 19th Century
Hypnosis / history*

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